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Gaming PC Build HELP (Solved)


Best Answer iammykyl , 07 June 2015 - 04:44 PM

I hope you understand that I am not being picky about your selection, which are pretty good, just trying to get the best parts for the money, and a balanced system. The Kingston SSD is an olde... Go to the full post »


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Hi, this would be my first build. Looking at around £600-£700 for a gaming PC.

 

A few builds here, but need opinions and advice, maybe even a link to a good build.

 

1. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/X6zczy

2. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Qh7yTW

3. http://www.box.co.uk...g/id/370E6-9GH5

 

Advice / alterations highly welcome as I need as much help as possible!

 

Many thanks.


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:welcome: imczechh.

Your first build is the better but I have tweaked it a bit.   I would not go with a third party to build for you, often has things you don't really need, lesser quality parts, you will get better fpr the money buying your own parts.

As the CPU is the last item you would want to upgrade in the future, changed to the fastest non K i5.

Up the MB to  ATX Z97, actually cheaper.

Same spec RAM, bu blue, not that it matters to much as you don't have a windowed case.

Changed HDD, same performance, slightly quieter, cheaper.

Gone for a GTX 970 as it outperforms the R9 290, uses 100w less power, is cooler, > http://www.trustedre...n-r9-290_Page-5

Up the PSU, better quality, Corsair CS-M Series 550W http://uk.hardware.i...sted-conclusion

 

Notes.

You have not included an Optical Drive.

Some pats have been overidden, this is becase the lowest listed parts from, say Aria, work out more expensive when you add in the deliver charges.

 

A build for you to consider, > http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/9H7LLk


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Thanks.

 

Budget bumped to around £850-900. Would be helpful to see what you can build with that extra £150.


Edited by imczechh, 06 June 2015 - 12:09 PM.

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Gday.

Extra budget will get you,

More featured MB.

SSD.

Better performing GPU.

Top class Case.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/bf8pLk

http://www.phanteks..../Enthoo-Pro.pdf


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Gday.

Extra budget will get you,

More featured MB.

SSD.

Better performing GPU.

Top class Case.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/bf8pLk

http://www.phanteks..../Enthoo-Pro.pdf

How about this. Went all out on the GPU, but unsure whether I'll need the CPU cooler or not.

 

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/KcVk3C


Edited by imczechh, 07 June 2015 - 07:01 AM.

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I hope you understand that I am not being picky about your selection, which are pretty good, just trying to get the best parts for the money, and a balanced system.

 

The Kingston SSD is an older tech, compared to the EVO, less reliable, wear quicker, no boost features, much slower.

The Corsair PSU has a 3 year warranty vs the Antec 5 year.

The stock Intel heatsink/cooler, when used in a case with good airflow, is designed to keep the CPU within it's thermal specs.   If you use any different cooling solution, you will void the 3 year Intel warranty.   If you need to make a claim and Intel Support are made aware of the altered condition/s, (also includes overrclocking) you may be denied a replacement CPU.   I always recommend using the supplied cooler first, and if not happy with the results, then consider changing to an aftermarket one.

Updated parts list, > http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/BkbBt6


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Brilliant, thanks. Definitely the build I'll be going with. Will mark as solved. 


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You are welcome imczechh, it will be a great build.

A couple of additional parts.

The MB only comes with 2 SATA Data cables, you need 3.   You will need to buy one If you do not have a spare, 

I think an essential part of any build is an internal mini system speaker to diagnose any POST errors, i.e. > http://www.ebay.ie/s...Id=181324667379

 

If you have any questions/problems with the build, we would be happy to help you.

Please do let us know how the build performs. 

 

Good luck. 


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You are welcome imczechh, it will be a great build.

A couple of additional parts.

The MB only comes with 2 SATA Data cables, you need 3.   You will need to buy one If you do not have a spare, 

I think an essential part of any build is an internal mini system speaker to diagnose any POST errors, i.e. > http://www.ebay.ie/s...Id=181324667379

 

If you have any questions/problems with the build, we would be happy to help you.

Please do let us know how the build performs. 

 

Good luck. 

Can you link me a data cable.


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You are already buying parts from Aria, so they should not charge delivery on this, > http://www.aria.co.u...productId=41417


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Many thanks for your help. :)


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Hey could you also do me a favour and do another build for a friend of mine NOT for gaming, but instead for general use.

 

Needs to be able to cope with a 4K monitor, and have i7 core. Budget max of around £1200, less if possible.


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Gday.

More than happy to do another configuration imczechh, but to save any confusion and get other members input as well, threads need to be kept separate.

Please start a new Topic, "Build for a friend".   Give the details again, + any specific software to be used, i.e. PhotoShop, and is an OS required.

 

Thanks. 


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Gday.

More than happy to do another configuration imczechh, but to save any confusion and get other members input as well, threads need to be kept separate.

Please start a new Topic, "Build for a friend".   Give the details again, + any specific software to be used, i.e. PhotoShop, and is an OS required.

 

Thanks. 

http://www.geekstogo...l-use-4k-build/


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